It's looking more and more that police who escort VIPs using their motorcycles are in danger. What used to be a glamour job, high profile, can now get you injured or killed. Or is it just that the media are more interesting in these kind of accidents?
© AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini
|A police officer lies on the ground after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck as people waits for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI, Leon, Mexico, Friday March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Mexico Friday, a decade after his predecessor's last visit. The policeman was slightly injured in the accident. AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini|
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|Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 - Belgium: Massive Motorcycle Police Accident|
This is one of those very rare occasions that something like this happens in Europe. The motorcycle police is very well and extensively trained, but not much could be done here.
A car driver plowed into the motorcycle police escort of a Qatari dignitary, hurting 5 of the police officers. The car driver was attempting suicide.
For more info and photos on the accident click on the headline....
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - Yet Another Motorcycle Cop Crashes During POTUS Escort Duty|
Something is very wrong with this picture, and I don't mean the photo below, but if you see it, and look at the ones in the related articles, it's a very worrying trend.... motorcycle cops crashing during escort duty for the President Of The United States.
I wonder why so many crash. Is it bad training, or big demands on the job, faulty equipment, bad communication, or all of the above? Let's face it, it couldn't have been speed, since he was escorting the Presidential bus....
|Saturday, July 9th, 2011 - Motorcycle Officer Down, Get A Crane!|
Seems to happen quite frequently, motorcycle police escorts crashing their rides. Must be embarrassing to lie-down your motorcycle in front of the media, VIPs and your boss.
I wonder if it's a training thing?
|Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - Widowed Family Sues Clinton For Motorcycle Cop Death|
The family of the motorcycle police officer that crashed and was killed when escorting Hillary Clinton is suing anyone with pockets.
The one target for the lawsuit should indeed be sued, and that's the Dallas police department, since they didn't provide proper training (he crashed because he couldn't take a curve at normal speed), and they didn't provide adequate protection (a motorcycle helmet with little protection).
But they are also suing the helmet manufacturer and Hillary Clinton. Why not sue the road manufacturer, the tarmac and the weather...?
|Monday, March 10th, 2008 - Motorcycle Cop Escorting Clinton Was Not Able To Take Curve|
The motorcycle Police officer that died while escorting Hilary Clinton in Texas, crashed because he was not able to ride in a single lane, and negotiate a curve!
That implies a lack of proper training, and it's not the cop's fault, but the Police management. Training Police officers for these kind of duties is extremely important!
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